Currently, Feud of Temptation has been a complete band for over a year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band strives to energize their audience with a new age metal sound that consists of punishing guitar riffs, hard-hitting vocals, and gruesome drumbeats. Ever since acquiring a practice space in the heart of downtown Albuquerque’s industrial district, they have been rehearsing they’re live show as much as possible to ensure that their audience experiences a great show. On February 6, 2012, Feud of Temptation’s single, “Nothing Left for You”, was debuted nationally on YouTube. A week later, Albuquerque’s 94 Rock, also began playing the single and has continued to do so, up to this date, during the local hour on the station. After these accomplishments, Feud of Temptation’s passion for music continues to grow daily, taking steps toward releasing the best possible album, and determined to do whatever it takes to be successful.
On October 17, 2012, Feud of Temptation released a five song EP which is available for download on: iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Myspace Music, MediaNet, eMusic, Zune, Rhapsody, Nokia, iHeartRadio, VerveLife, GooglePlay, Simfy, Deezer, and Muve Music. With an arsenal of written and recorded songs, Feud of Temptation is working to release a full-length album within the next year.
Feud of Temptation has shared the stage with many national touring acts. Some of these highlighted acts would be with OTEP, Warner Bros. artist, Gemini Syndrome, and The Sammus Theory.
The formation of, Feud of Temptation, was initially started by original members, Hans Nicklaus Egenes (Lead Guitar, Lead vocals) and Lawrence Garcia (Drums, vocals) in the Spring of 2010. The idea to form a band came from constant jam sessions between the two. The goal of transforming jam sessions to something more began. After 6 months of writing metal inspired material, the two started searching for additional band members. While playing other gigs in a hip-hop project, Hans, met bass player, Tom Spesock. An audition was arranged immediately, and after hearing him play the audition material, they instantly knew that his style was a perfect fit for the band. Considering that the musical interests between the three members were similar, they resumed their jam sessions with a bassist, providing an even more unique sound.
A year later, after numerous auditions, a rhythmic guitarist Dj Miera was found. Dj was referred to the band by Lawrence, who had taught Dj on Eldorado High School’s Drumline in the previous years. Due to his rhythmic training, Dj would eventually end up becoming one of the final pieces of creating Feud of Temptation. After just a month, Dj completely learned the band’s six song set list perfectly. The next step was to find a vocalist and front man for the band. Overcoming their frustrations with not being able to find the right singer, both Hans and Lawrence decided to take the initiative and sing. After experimenting with different mixtures of screaming and singing, the band came to the satisfying decision of what Feud of Temptation would become. What started as a two man jam session has culminated in to a band that provides a unique approach towards metal and that is dedicated to put on the best possible metal show ever experienced to date.